Sep 27, 2012

A Bite of Magic Giveaway from Danyelle Leafty!

Magic isn't a handful of sparkling dust, a star-topped wand, or a tame word captured on parchment.
It's alive. It has a mind of its own. And it's hungry.

((This post is from youth fantasy author Danyelle Leafty))
To celebrate the release of Slippers of Pearl and Bitten: A Novel of Faerie, I'd like to offer a bite of magic to all those who love kidlit--and fairy tales in particular. There will be eleven winners and six different prizes available:

A Bite of Cobbler
Shoes, unlike magic, are predictable. They don’t change shape, bite, or alter a person’s destiny.
And that’s just how Faryn likes it.
But his Uncle Harvey has a bad habit of dying. While inconvenient, this hasn’t ever been a problem until now. Thanks to an evil witch and a poisoned apple turnover, Harvey is dead again—permanently this time.
As his uncle’s heir, Faryn has to give up shoemaking in order to accept and refine his magic.Magic he never wanted.Unwilling to let go of his dream, but unable to escape his destiny, Faryn combines the two and discovers a knack for making magical shoes. He also learns that turning a person into a goose is a lot easier than turning her back, and that he severely underestimated how much trouble magic can be.The witch who killed his uncle is trying to control all the magic of the land, and it’s up to Faryn to stop her. If only he can get his magic to cooperate in time.
Cobbler bite prize pack:
An autographed copy of Slippers of Pearl
A magical pouch to keep it in
And a Slippers of Pearl bookmark

A Bite of Faerie
(Available October 2nd-ish)
Fourteen-year-old Cherrie Wilding stopped believing in fairies after her Grams had a stroke that left her a silent, empty stranger. But whether she believes in them or not, one of them bit her, and now the venom is spreading through her system and causing  . . . complications. Like an allergy to iron and a craving for milk.

It turns out that fairy venom has the power to turn mortals into small, winged versions of themselves. And it gets better. Grams's stroke was the result of her light—her fairy soul—being stolen. The fairy who bit Cherrie demands her to help steal Grams’s light back.

As much as Cherrie wants to save Grams, her need to protect her older brother from the fairies and the rest of the real world wins out. Who knows what lurks in a world populated by winged menaces? But when the fairy talks Cherrie’s brother into going to the fairy realm, Cherrie mounts a rescue attempt to save him. To her surprise, it’s not her brother who needs rescuing—it’s the fairies. Someone is stealing their lights and imprisoning them, and it’s up to Cherrie and her brother to free them. But saving the fairies, keeping her brother safe, and returning home requires the help of the Phoenix. And the price for his aid doesn’t come cheap. If Cherrie wants to succeed, she must be willing to part with her greatest possession: her heart.
Faerie bite prize pack:
An autographed copy of Bitten: A Novel of Faerie
A faerie habitat
A Bitten bookmark

A Bite of Books
1 (one) $25 Amazon Gift Card

Two Bites of Music
2 (two) $15 iTunes Gift Cards

Six Bites of Braun Books Certificates
6 (six) $10 gift certificates to Braun Books; redeemable in store or through Amazon
(A special thanks to Megan at Braun Books!)

To enter, please leave a comment & check that entry off in the Rafflecopter below.
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Thank you to all, and best of luck!
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  1. Sounds like a good read!

  2. Totally liking these reads and this awesome contest!

  3. Thanks for the chance to win!

  4. This sounds like a magical and fun read.

  5. Thanks for the chance to win ~

  6. These sound so cute! I would love a chance to read them~ thank you for the giveaway!

  7. Sounds like very interesting reads. Would love to win. Thanks for the chance.


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